Immediately adjacent to the pedestrian bridge, North Landing is a 16,300 square foot area (.37 acres) that was the former landing of the old vehicular Grand Avenue Bridge on 6th Street. To serve as a gathering space for North Glenwood residents and visitors, this city-owned space can be converted, in whole or in part, to a public park and plaza. This new space will be at the crossroad of major pedestrian and bicycle routes which connect the 6th Street corridor with the Glenwood Canyon Trail and downtown.
Where Have We Been?
North Landing has been a community conversation for many years. City Council adopted the 6th Street Corridor Master Plan in 2017 which provided a blueprint for 6th Street improvements including North Landing.
The Parks and Recreation Commission has re-identified North Landing as a priority in 2022, especially with the future redevelopment of 6th Street. Understanding this cannot happen in a vacuum, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Parks and Recreation Commission, the Arts and Culture Board, and North Glenwood neighbors came to a consensus on a unified vision of North Landing. The consensus process included at least two representatives from these Boards and Commissions. In 2022, these representatives participated in two public meetings facilitated by City staff to identify the desired elements and aesthetics of North Landing resulting in the consensus of a conceptual lookbook.
Where Are We Going?
The City, in partnership with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), has contracted with DHM Design to develop construction drawings that supports the vision of the lookbook developed in 2022. The intent is to coordinate the North Landing project with 6th Street improvements in design and construction. Drawings will be completed in the summer of 2023.
How To Stay Involved?
During the development of construction drawings, the City and DDA will provide two public engagement opportunities.
- January 25, 2023 at the Community Center
- March 13, 2023 at the Community Center at 6pm
These engagement opportunities will provide valuable feedback to City Council and the DDA Board to make design recommendations to staff.
City Council approved construction drawings for $180,384 split 50/50 between the City and DDA. Funding has not been secured for the construction of North Landing. The City and DDA are actively looking for grant opportunities to keep this project moving forward after the completion of construction drawings.